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by Re6/6
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Adjustable trestles
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Adjustable trestles

We have used these, or ones purchased a few years ago from Screwfix at a similar price for use on our Balcombe and Ouse Valley layout and find them ideal, so much so that we'll will never again use wooden home made trestles. The adjustable height starts at 800mm from floor level and the next at 850m...
by Re6/6
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Rail notches

Thanks.
by Re6/6
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Rail notches
Replies: 13
Views: 1459

Re: Rail notches

What is the grooved rail in the picture please?

Thanks.
by Re6/6
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23912

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Thanks and congratulations to everyone involved in bringing "Ouse Valley/Balcombe" to the show. Richard Thank you Richard for your kind comments. Much appreciated. Rod, I just wondered ... do you have any plans or thoughts for a back scene to the viaduct? Tim, as Rod has said we do indeed...
by Re6/6
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23912

Re: Scaleforum 2019

It is, and I would like to thank Rod and John and the rest of the team for bringing the layout to Scaleforum. It is I believe very much the work of two people which is quite amazing in itself. There were problems which I am sure were very frustrating after all the work that has been done and having...
by Re6/6
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23912

Re: Scaleforum 2019

I saw the Q1 and ballast hoppers in the fiddle yard at Scaleforum, and assumed that the brake van had yet to be attached. I presume it's absence in the video is intentional, so was this a peculiarity of SR practice? I ask because I had always understood that a brake van was required for all main li...
by Re6/6
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23912

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Very many thanks to Terry for all his efforts in bringing us superb Scaleforums over the years. I'm sure that the poor man must have waited in trepidation for a phone call from us (for the third time) that we wouldn't be coming! This time we made it. Here are some rather wobbly videos of traffic pro...
by Re6/6
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Bristol Barrow Road
Replies: 109
Views: 13298

Re: Bristol Barrow Road

Just splendid Robin!
by Re6/6
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: Product Information
Topic: Wizard Models
Replies: 60
Views: 4352

Re: Wizard Models

What circumstances might cause traders to decide to leave shows and go only on-line? I suspect that it's a matter of costs David. I believe that traders have to pay for attending shows plus their accommodation and travel. Unless something changes I reckon more will follow. Unfortunately it's a sign...
by Re6/6
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Andrew Ullyott
Topic: Cheddar
Replies: 54
Views: 11479

Re: Cheddar

Although a little OT, we had a serious problem using Slaters 'Plasticard' Flemish Bond sheets for the cladding on our Ouse Valley Viaduct. After starting the work we were somewhat irritated to find that the embossing wasn't straight as it sloped down on one side (two courses out over the width of th...
by Re6/6
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 4432

Re: Brassmasters J94

Jim, Apologies, have battled hard to find a way of attaching a photo to a PM and finally give up! You can't Geraint! It would seem to be impossible with PMs on here. Perhaps our Administrators could do something about it for us. It worked in an earlier incarnation of RMweb which was very similar lo...
by Re6/6
Wed May 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

We use a very heavy Heljan Cl 47 on Balcombe!
by Re6/6
Thu May 16, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 1572

Re: CMX Track Cleaner P4 Conversion

We have one for 'Balcombe'. Rod successfully converted it using (IIRC) Brassmasters CCUs. I'll ask him for some pictures when he's available.
by Re6/6
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Crossing Vee Jig
Replies: 26
Views: 4201

Re: Crossing Vee Jig

Very elegant method Bob :thumb ….or you could try Baron von Harrap's way, which ruffles feathers but works a treat! https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/37678-handbuilt-track/page/2/ Steve Indeed Steve! I've used the method successfully a few times. If I remember correctly Brian told ...
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: 2019 S4 North
Replies: 37
Views: 6674

Re: 2019 S4 North

I.D. Backscenes do a huge range of good quality mainly UK backscenes 10ft long in either good quality paper or more expensive self adhesive vinyl. https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/backscenes.htm Around 1ft sections of #202 pack A 20190330_074952.jpg 20190330_075022.jpg This is a rough experiment u...
by Re6/6
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Colin's fine work.
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by Re6/6
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Colin Parks, Scalefour member
Replies: 20
Views: 3130

Re: Colin Parks, Scalefour member

Indeed, awful news. My condolences to you Barry and the family. I never met Colin in person but we did contact by PMs as we both had an interest in Southern EMUs. It's sad that both Colin and Teddy Francis have passed away. Two superbly skilled craftsmen in the construction of EMUs and coaches in Pl...
by Re6/6
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Chassis and Suspensions
Topic: Flywheel sources
Replies: 9
Views: 1374

Re: Flywheel sources

Branchlines would be worth contacting.

Brian Osborne is always very helpful. 01373 822231. sales@branchlines.com

This is from an old list so prices would be somewhat out of date!
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by Re6/6
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Foamex

It was the 3mm thickness that was recommended with the comment that it can be bent around curves. May try it. I can get a piece the correct height with a required length of around 7'. Delivery costs more than the piece! Some suppliers sell sample pieces that you could try first or you could buy an ...
by Re6/6
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Other Buildings and Scenery
Topic: Foamex
Replies: 6
Views: 1485

Re: Foamex

We have used the 5mm thick variety on Balcombe for the pelmetting. As Geraint said, it is strong. Our name boards lettering has been printed on it. It is an excellent product but is a tad expensive compared to the usual materials. With regards to bending we have found its flexibility sufficient for ...
by Re6/6
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: What's Pushing?
Replies: 1
Views: 682

Re: What's Pushing?

Happy new Year to you too Andy. IIRC it was a mixture of sprung, compensated and solid suspensions with a mixture of rigid and sprung buffers. Here's a later film taken in August last year on a test set-up day for our 'Balcombe' and 'Ouse Valley Viaduct' layout. All these wagons again were a mixture...
by Re6/6
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Scenic modules
Replies: 26
Views: 6559

Re: Scenic modules

Hi Neil, I've been following this with interest as you're using a very similar method and material that we are on 'Balcombe'. For the 'top coat' to seal the foam and for minor additional work we use use Sculptamold, a product that appears to be a ground up papier-mâché (it certainly smells like it!)...
by Re6/6
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track
Replies: 8
Views: 1317

Re: Example prototype ride over VERY uneven track

Thanks for that Andy. The stupidity of some people....!
by Re6/6
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Hardwicke
Topic: PH Designs Wagon Turntable
Replies: 17
Views: 3396

Re: PH Designs Wagon Turntable

Interesting. I like the look of the etchings, but I think I'll await the next part of the saga before placing an order (or trying to - T&Cs that say you'll get an e-mail with payment details are always a trifle off-putting, even if they do recognise there's more to the world than Little England...
by Re6/6
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Glevum Area Group
Topic: Brinkley at Lydney
Replies: 3
Views: 3846

Re: Brinkley at Lydney

That looks very impressive Robin. :D

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